Scott Road Premium cycling shoes review

Despite the effort that has gone into the marketing spiel, Scott has still managed to produce a great pair of shoes in the Scott Road Premiums.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Comfortable, stiff, and with good looks, the Scott Road Premium shoes really are a great option.

For
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    Great fit

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    Very comfortable

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    Very little flex, even on hard efforts

Against
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    Difficult to dial in the fit

It’s amazing how many initialisms and copyrighted names Scott has managed to cram into the Scott Road Premium shoes. Happily, even with the Boa IP1 lacing system, HMX carbon sole, ErgoLogic insole (with Poron damping, no less), 3D nylon airmesh upper and the obligatory TPU heel tread, there was still enough room for my feet. In fact, there was the perfect amount of room, with the Swiss firm getting the sizing absolutely spot-on both in terms of length and width.

Adjustability is excellent too, though it’s taken me a while to stop over-tightening the Boa dials — the lack of blood flow to my feet in bitterly cold weather providing a harsh, but probably fair, lesson.

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Adjusted correctly, comfort is superb. Even hard sprinting won’t cause any heel rub through slippage and, thanks to that HMX carbon sole with a stiffness index of 10, there’s very little flex to compromise your efforts, but enough to maintain long-ride comfort with no hot-spots. That’s a pretty clever trick to pull off.

The upper is super-malleable so it will quickly form to the shape of its owner’s feet and is heavily vented, so should make for an excellent choice in the summer months.

For more details visit the Scott website.

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